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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Call for Submissions: Partner Dance Press

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 28.05.2010 }


Partner Dance Press co-founders Achy Obejas and Megan Bayles, with help from the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Media, are putting together an online anthology of text-based projects by Chicago women under 40. ‘Text-based’ is broadly defined, including but certainly not limited to: visual pieces that utilize words, animated films that involve spoken or written language, interactive digital communications, and—of course—written work of all types. We are really interested in the submissions being diverse—and by that we mean culturally, yes, but also demographically within the city, diverse in perspective and diverse in media. More about the project, including the guidelines, can be found at . Submissions are due by June 15, 2010.

Visiting Lecturer Miriam Schaer is “Fit to Be Bound”!

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 16.05.2010 }

The catalog for Fit to Be Bound, on view now at the Everson Museum, in Syracuse, NY includes Book and Paper Visiting Lecturer Miriam Schaer’s sculptural books Her Grace and Of The Errors Of My Heart Too Numerous To Count. A full color PDF is available now! Curated by Everson Senior Curator, Debora Ryan, Peter Verheyen, Head of Preservation at Syracuse University and Hannah Freiser, Director of Light Work, Miriam was one of four artists invited whose work broadens the definition of the book. The exhibition will be up thru July 11, 2010.

You can get the PDF here:

Interarts Students Secure Exhibition for Next Semester!

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 12.05.2010 }

Congratulations to the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media Department students Victoria Bradford, Michelle Graves, Nic Ruley and Nicholas Sagan, whose exhibition proposal entitled Post-Human//Future Tense was recently selected by Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces as one of the shows for the 2010-2011 academic year. The show will address the concept of Post-humanism and will invite graduate students from multiple disciplines in the local Chicago-region to submit work. The show will be exhibited at the Arcade Gallery (618 S. Michigan, 2nd Floor) from November 1st to December 17th. A call for proposals will be announced towards the later half of the summer, so keep an eye out!

Special thanks to Neysa Page-Leiberman & the DEPS selection committee for their support of our department and congratulations once again to our students who worked hard over the past year to realize this proposal!

Sound Interactive: End of Year Showing from “Sound as an Art Material”

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 11.05.2010 }


From Live Performance to Interactive Installation, this year’s Sound as an Art Material class is presenting an amazing round of work. Catch these Interdisciplinary MFA students as they sound out at this year’s Manifest.

Friday, May 14th @ 1pm

916 S Wabash Ave

Rm 207 & 205


Jenny Garnett • Micahel St. John • Nic Ruley • Kate Riegle van West • Matt Marcum

Mary Mazurek-Khan • Michelle Graves • Victoria Bradford

More End of Year Events at Music Building…

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 11.05.2010 }

During Manifest, visit “A Full Taste of Happiness” by Laurie LeBreton:



250 figures made of hand-made paper, with sound and video. At the Columbia College Music Building, 1014 S. Michigan Avenue, Friday, May 14th, 10:00 – 9:00.

ARTifacts: End of Year Show Tomorrow!

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 11.05.2010 }

Sherry Antonini’s Art as Practice class presents “ARTifacts”: an exhibit of student work, including hand-bound books, paper sculptures, letterpress, an audience participation component, and more. “ARTifacts” is launching this Friday, May 14, in conjunction with manifest. You may view the exhibit throughout the day.


1104 S. Wabash

Second Floor Galley (back hallway area)


Temple Cunningham • Trisha Martin • Amy Rabas

Michelle Graves • Don Widmer

Congratulations to Haley Nagy!

{ Posted by Paul Catanese on 7.05.2010 }

Congratulations to Haley Nagy, first-year student enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts MFA program who was recently selected to receive the 2010-2011 Critical Encounters Graduate Fellowship from Columbia College Chicago. Haley was awarded this year-long fellowship, which includes a generous stipend, from among the graduate students at the College.

As a Critical Encounter Graduate Fellow, Haley will work with Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, the Critical Encounters Faculty Fellow for 2010-2011 and Dia Penning, Associate Director of Civic Engagement at the Center for Teaching Excellence, developing the Student Critical Encounters Café Society monthly student salons…

Microwaves and Media at a Mid-May Sundown Screening

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 6.05.2010 }

History of New Media Collaborative Video Essay Screenings

Interdisciplinary Arts Department, Columbia College Chicago

Location: 916 South Wabash, 2nd Floor Gathering area (towards front of building)

Date: 5/12/10, Screening time: 8:00 – 8:45pm, followed by Q&A session.

Do you have plans next Wednesday, May 12th at sundown (appx. 7:56 p.m.)? This semester’s History of New Media class in the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago would like to invite you to a screening of the research videos that we have been making this semester! Thanks to the newness of New Media, our class was able to research its history here in the present, by interviewing new media artists working today, and develop collaborative video essays to capture this history in a unique, compelling way. Videos to be screened are:

Ammunition for the Virgin received funding from the Ministry of Culture, Serbia

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 6.05.2010 }


Melissa Potter’s film project, Ammunition for the Virgin has been awarded generous support from the Ministry of Culture, Serbia. Ammunition for the Virgin is a 20-minute video animation project in progress focusing on diverse young women in FR Yugoslavia and their choices today in contrast with Stana Cerovic, the reported “last sworn virgin” in Montenegro. In a rare Balkan tradition, Stana Cerovic took an oath to be raised as a boy and forsake marriage in order to inherit family property. Interviews with women have been conducted the Youth Initiative for Human Rights, former students from the Fine Arts Academy, a graffiti artist, and the Roma community. For further information, please contact Melissa Potter at

Word/Drama Final Performances

{ Posted by Marc Stevens on 4.05.2010 }

Don’t miss the excitement as converging classes Word: Theory and Practice and Drama: Theory and Practice shuck off the theory and get on with the practice in the annual d’extravaganza of final performances! 9 artists, from our beloved department, will be showing their work as a very eclectic evening within which you will see sandboxes, paper people, puppets, boyshorts, flags, and much, much more….

Including the work of Brandy Brooks, Sue Hawkes, Laurie LeBreton, Matt Marcum, Colleen McGann, Nichole Smith, Renee Tardos, Eden Unlauata, and Don Widmer….

Faculty: Antoinini and Magnus

Wednesday May 12, 2010 @ 7pm

Prop Thtr, 3502 N Elston

see us in the hall for more info